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Lorenzo offers perspective on Chinese contest

Lorenzo offers perspective on Chinese contest

Current MotoGP standings leader Jorge Lorenzo was one of the guests at the pre-Pramac Grand Prix of China press conference on Thursday afternoon.

Fiat Yamaha´s 250cc World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo, who just three races into his MotoGP career is top of the standings alongside compatriot Dani Pedrosa, was amongst a group of five riders who greeted the media at the Shanghai International circuit on Thursday, at the Pramac Grand Prix of China preview press conference.

Lorenzo has started the season in electric form and following surgery after his sensational Estoril victory is in a buoyant mood ahead of round four.

Addressing the press in the company of MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner, Colin Edwards, Toni Elias and Shinya Nakano, Lorenzo started with an update on his physical condition.

`The arm is going well, better than we expected,´ said the Spaniard who will turn 21 on Sunday. `When I had the operation the doctor told me it was worse than he originally thought, the muscle was very open. So it will certainly help me ride more comfortably, but I´m not sure it will help me ride any faster. I don´t know if I will be riding at 100%, but I hope it will be in a much better condition than in Portugal.´

Reflecting on his 2007 victory on Chinese soil, Lorenzo added, `In 250cc here last year I got the pole position, I won the race and I did the fastest lap. It´s a really fast circuit with the longest straight in the world and also has the slowest corner, so it´s strange but I like it because it´s very wide so there is room to overtake.´

When asked if he agreed that with the momentum of the championship about to gather pace his campaign would commence for real, Lorenzo pointed out that it was already well underway, commenting, `We know the season started in Qatar and only the riders who have not had good results so far are the ones who say the season starts now.´

MotoGP, 2008, PRAMAC GRAND PRIX OF CHINA, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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